The Two Martini Pizza

March 8, 2007 on 10:17 pm | By | In Whatcha Got | 1 Comment

Dessert Pizza

My darling and I try to tame our sweet tooths (teeth?) as much as possible, limiting our treats to nibbles of ultra-dark chocolate, a piece of mochi ice cream, a cup of rice pudding or perhaps a bowl of frozen mixed fruit.

Then there are the days when light and healthy just don’t cut it.

The other evening, after I quaffed two of my favorite libation (dirty vodka martini with double-stuffed olives) and my darling knocked back two shots of Lagavulin, we were jonesing for something sweet. The half dollar-sized piece of Theo Chocolate nib brittle? Merely an amuse-bouche. Only the truly decadent would feed our fix.

Recalling the partial bags of white and dark chocolate chips in our pantry, I thought cookies would do the trick. Unfortunately, we were out of eggs. Driving clearly was ruled out due to our impaired state, and neither of us were up for walking. What to do, what to do.

I spied a ripe banana in our fruit bowl and the gerbil in my brain arose from its slumber. I found some shredded coconut and a handful of walnuts in our cupboard, and the gerbil started spinning its wheel. I then remembered the ball of pizza dough in our fridge and the gerbil broke out into a full-on sprint. Seeing the crazed fire in my eyes, my darling knew he was in for a treat. But he also knew better than to get in my way; I was a woman driven.

I somehow managed to toast the coconut and walnuts without scorching them (or myself, for that matter). I rolled out the dough, sprinkled it with the white chocolate chips and topped them with the banana slices. The pizza went into a 500-degree oven for five minutes to caramelize the bananas. I then sprinkled on the dark chocolate chips and the toasted coconut/walnut mixture and placed it back in the oven for three minutes.

Can you say Ooey Gooey Rich & Chewy?

1 Comment

  1. Your opening remark about tooths or teeth reminds me of a joke that I always give my wife a hard time about (she was born in West Virginia). So here it is… Why do we know that the toothbrush was invented in West Virginia? Because if it had been invented in any other state, it would have been called a “teethbrush”. Anyway, as always, your recipes and ideas are delicious. Hope all is well with the running.

    I wanted to also follow up and thank you again for linking your blog to our running Blog Database. It has now grown to bloggers from 37 states in the US and 21 other countries of all ages and abilities and has become a great resource for members to find blogs that meet their specific goals and interests.

    Comment by Faithful Soles — March 13, 2007 #

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